Week of September 15, 2019 in UCIS
Monday, September 16
Tuesday, September 17
The Yellow Vests Movement in France will be discussed.
Information Session for graduates and undergraduates about Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Opportunities.
As part of the Global 1989 series, this film screening and workshop till focus on Asia.
Lydia Chen's documentaries—Inner visions and Art in Smog—explore three artists' careers as they navigate the radical cultural and technological changes in China over the past twenty years. The films take the audience from Beijing's first experimental art exhibit in the late 80s to its growing commercial marketplace in the 21st century and explore the shifting economic and political tides as that era unfolded.
Pitt associate professor Kun Qian will give an introduction and the films will be followed by a Q&A with the director Lydia Chen.
Teaching 1989 Through Art
For educators who are interested, the program will be followed by a curriculum workshop at 7:00 pm highlighting ways of incorporating art and the historical context of 1989 in China into 9-12 grade classrooms.
Wednesday, September 18
Student Luncheon with Poet Takako Arai. She will talk about her creative process, background and poetry. Conversations will take place in Japanese and English. Light lunch will be served.
Join us for the Latino Leaders Gathering: Building Prosperity Through Partnership
September 18, 2019
4 - 6 p.m.
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
University of Pittsburgh
Speakers include representatives from: Pitt Global, the Center for Latin American Studies, the Hispanic/Latinx Professional Association, and the Latinx Student Association.
Light food an drink will be provided. Free parking at Soldiers and Sailors.
Please join us for a poetry reading by Takako Arai at the Humanities Center (Cathedral of Learning Rm 602) on September 18 at 4pm. Ms. Arai will read a selection of her poems in Japanese and with English translation. She is in the U.S. as part of The University of Iowa’s prestigious creative writing residency, the International Writers Program. Arai is known for writing socially engaged poetry. She writes in particular about the lives of working women as they are affected by such forces as globalization, economic decline, and the 2011 triple disaster in northeastern Japan.
Takako Arai was born in 1966 in Kiryu City, Gunma Prefecture to a family engaged in textile manufacturing, a traditional industry in Kiryu.
Where: Cathedral of Learning Rm 602 (Humanities Center), 4200 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 | When: September 18, 4 PM |
Thursday, September 19
On the eve of the Pittsburgh Global Town Hall hosted by the University of Pittsburgh, Global Voice, World Workable Trust, and the Heinrich Böll Foundation, the University Center for International Studies will host a workshop and town hall discussion specifically for area middle and high school students. The goal is to focus on the concerns of the next generation of globally-minded citizens, while exploring avenues for climate activism. How do you turn local activism into global reform? What role do the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) play in these discussions? How are gender equality and climate action related?
In activities throughout the day, students will explore models of activism and engagement. A town hall discussion at the end will direct discussions toward next steps, which will then be presented the next day at a live-streamed Global Town Hall on Pitt's campus. Join us and make your voice heard in time for the high-level climate summit in New York City on September 23rd.
Participation in the event is free and open to students and teachers grades 6-12. Pre-registration is required (http://pi.tt/youthglobaltownhall). Participants are encouraged to bring their own brown bag lunch, as only light snacks will be provided.
Youth Town Hall and Workshop (open only to pre-registered students and teachers, grades 6-12)
9:30 am - arrival and check-in
10:00am – Welcome from hosts with introductory messages from Wanjira Mathai, global activist, and Leandra Mira, local youth activist
10:15am – Workshop on Climate Education and Advocacy
12:00pm – working lunch (brownbag) with activities
1:00 pm – Local Town Hall for students (Discussion)
2:45 pm – wrap up
Film Screening (Connelly ballroom) - open to public
3:00 - 5 pm – Screening of documentary about Wangari Mathaai: Taking Root (80 min) - followed by a discussion of the film led by Wanjira Mathai (the daughter of the film's subject).
Join us for a screening of "Taking Root: the Vision of Wangari Maathai" followed by a Q&A led by Maathai's daughter, Wanjira Mathai.
This event is free and open to the public.
Save the date!
Meet the Center for Latin American Studies staff, affiliated faculty members, Panoramas interns, CLAS Ambassadors and new certificate students!
This is a chance to learn about all that the Center offers, including funds opportunities available in the upcoming year.
see you all at the CLAS Welcome back reception on Thursday September 19 at 5:00pm.
Thursday, September 19 until Friday, September 20
The European Studies Center, the Global Studies Center, and the University Center for International Studies, with the support of the Office of the Provost and the Year of Pitt Global Initiative at the University of Pittsburgh, in partnership with Global Voice and the Workable World Trust, will host the Second Annual Global Town Hall Meeting on UN and Global Governance Reform on Thursday 19 September to Friday 20 September 2019.
The theme for the discussion will be “Climate, Gender, and Sustainable Development: Local to Global”.
In this two-day event, discussions will focus on the need to think synthetically about climate change, gender equity, and sustainable development in reimagining an agenda for global governance reform and reconfiguring citizen activism for social justice.
Thursday, 19 September 2019: Opening Lecture for Global Town Hall - Humanities Center, Cathedral of Learning
5:30 pm –Paulo Magalhães, “Common Home of Humanity: Creating the Legal Environment to Meet Climate and Nature Emergencies”
Friday, 20 September 2019 – Connelly Ballroom, Alumni Hall (The Livestream will begin promptly at 9 a.m.)
8:30 am - check-in - vegan muffins and coffee
9:00am – Welcome
9:30am – Overview: The Road to 2020 – Earl James, Global Voice
10:00am – Expert Panel Plenary: Gender, Climate Change, and Sustainable Development (moderated by Ariel Armony, Vice Provost for Global Affairs, Pitt) - Livestreamed
· Paulo Magalhães, Common Home of Humanity
· anupama jain, City of Pittsburgh Gender Equity Commission
· Katharina Schulze, Green Party Member, State Parliament, Bavaria, Germany
· Raquel Lagunas, Gender Mainstreaming Advisor in the Gender Team in the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, United Nations Development Program
12:00pm – Lunch (free to the first 100 people to register)
1:00 pm - Keynote Address : Wanjira Mathai, wPower and Green Belt Movement (Livestreamed)
2:00pm – Breakout Sessions
· Economics of Sustainability with Paulo Magalhães, Aurora Sharrard (Director of Sustainability, University of Pittsburgh), moderator: Michaël Aklin
· Security with Richard Ponzio (Stimson Center), Grant Ervin (Chief Resilience Officer, City of Pittsburgh), moderator: Burcu Savun
· Gender and Development with Raquel Lagunas and anupama jain; moderator: Muge Finkel
· Climate Action and Social Justice with Nora Löhle (Program Director, Energy and Environment, Heinrich Böll Foundation) and Katharina Schulze, moderator: Michael Goodhart
3:30pm – Break - coffee and vegan cookies
4:00pm – Global Town Hall and Public Discussion of Next Steps (Connelly Ballroom and via Livestream)
Department of Political Science
Center for International Legal Education
African Studies Program
Department of Geology
Office of the Provost
Gender, Sexuality, and Women Studies Program
Friday, September 20
The launch for the Year of Creativity. UCIS centers will each have one hour to showcase teas from various world regions.
Join the Study Abroad Office and learn how to apply for a passport before traveling abroad.
Come learn about the Pitt in the Himalayas study abroad program. We will cover location information, academics, housing, excursions, finances, application process, etc. and will answer any questions you might have about this fascinating program.
Saturday, September 21
The Ukrainian Community of Western Pennsylvania (UCOWPA) and the Center for Russian, east European, and Eurasian Studies present the Ukrainian Film Festival.
4:00 pm, Donbass
7:00 pm, Breaking Point: The War for Democracy in Ukraine
4:00 pm, The Guide
6:45 pm, Ukrainian Sheriffs
Get tickets at ucowpa.info
For more information, please call 412-480-5488